Sunday, December 16, 2007

Unimaginable ...

It was just another lazy Sunday afternoon. I had just left home, heading to my uncle's place for lunch. That's the best part of weekends, I can go to my relatives place and have yummy lunch :)

So, I was on my bike, dodging through the usual Sunday traffic on DVG road. I wasn't going too fast or neither slow. If you ever been on that road, you would definitely know how narrow that road is and how the pedestrians walk on the road instead of "oh so lovely footpaths". And not to mention the parking on the one side of the road.

Everything was fine, I was occasionally looking at the big cars parked and their owners wearing shiny sunglasses. I just couldn't figure out why would people buy such big cars and drive them in these narrow roads, then fight in the middle of the road for the occasional scratches 'cause of the minor accidents.

Anyways,I was somewhere near the junction next to 'Ice Thunder' and suddenly a woman almost ran into my bike from one of those gaps between the parked cars. I had no choice but to apply the brakes and try to avoid hitting that 30 something lady. But you know about the drum brakes, you need to apply the brakes almost 10 meters before if you want to stop the bike where you want. I just couldn't avoid the collision, I ended up hitting my bike to that lady and my bike fell on the road.

I had invariably shouted 'Aunteeeee ...' before colliding my bike, just to get her attention.

I guess she was around 30, wearing a flashy salwar kameez, well built.

Me shouting 'Aunteeeee ...', bike making a screeching sound before kissing the ground, a thin guy with an 'Iron Maiden' T-Shirt and a lady who got hit by that bike. More than enough for getting the attention of all people nearby. The shop keepers, pedestrians, and some fellow bikers all gathered around the scene.

There was me, holding my helmet in one hand, not knowing what to do, wondering what will happen next. I noticed that she wasn't hurt, but there might be a small bruise or something on her leg.

I started thinking, this is going to be the most embarrassing/ may be painful moment in my life. Have you ever observed, in these kind of situations how time goes so slowly? Every seconds seems like an year, and you just stand there, stranded .

I was expecting a tight slap on my cheek, or some sarcastic advice on how to ride a bike. Any thing was possible.

I looked at her. I could see her face changing from shock, then to scared, then to normal and then there was pure hatred.

She stared at me, looking deep in to my eyes. Then she said, something which I had never imagined, before leaving the scene of crime ...

She said, 'DON'T call me Aunty'.

Ehh.

Monday, December 03, 2007

An Observation ...

Unlike in City, on Highways, people honk for a reason ...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

... The Story So Far ...

.
.
There was an empty Road ...

EmptyRoad

and a mighty river ...

MightyRiver


Then Sun warmed up ...

BlazingSun

Then a few Crocodiles came along ...


DeathOnTheRock

Boy, wasn't she sexy!!!

DeathWalkingAway


Then Sun cooled down ...

DrowningSun

... we headed back home...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Yet Another Photo ...





I'm not like them
But I can pretend ...
The sun is gone,
But I have a light ...
The day is done,
I'm having fun ...
I think I'm dumb
Or maybe just happy ...

Think I'm just happy

Nirvana - Dumb

Friday, November 23, 2007

Hmmmm ....

It’s like a piece of me that keeps on living
It won’t always be like this, will it?

I can’t live like this!
I-I can’t!
Please no
I can’t! I can’t!
Help me, help me, help me!
Mother where are ya?
Mommy, mother, I’m having a nightmare and I can’t wake up ...


Metallica- one

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Confession ...

I know, In your world ...

You have Queens and Kings,
Palaces and Knights,
Rainbows and butterflies ...

But,

My world, it's full of
fog and fire,
Sometime dark and then some desire ...

And,

It takes forever
to see your world and reach
Please don't wait,


I am not there yet,
And I won't ...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Insane Thoughts ...

It's tough to live with the fact that whatever you are doing is for real. Now the whole world looks like one big, stupid "Reality Show".

Other day, I was looking at the star gazed sky in the night and started wondering about the big, beautiful Universe. And I started laughing, couldn't stop.

It's just plain insanity when you have no idea who you are, and later you worry about what clothes to wear to office the next day.

It's just plain insanity when you realize that there is no difference between you and the street dog, and you wonder why Mushraff is imposing Emergency in Pakistan.

Isn't it?

As Calvin said, "Reality Continues To Ruin My Life".

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I said 'Amen' ...

He said "Let there be light Green!" ...
And I obeyed.

This Blog is was all Green right now then ...

Did you steal her face??

Ehh ...

Bangalore Moods

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Err ... photos. Again.





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10

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FIN


Monday Morning ...

Whatever that means ...

Well, here are few things I look forward on a Monday ...

1. XKCD : Just amazing how this guy comes up with so many weired, funny stuff.
2. BugBash : Very funny, probably you won't get it if you are not in Hitech (he he he) industry.
3. pointblank : Very own cartoon about Indian/International political scene. Very funny



Friday, October 26, 2007

100!!!

Well, that was the first suicide attempt. I need not mention, it's a failure. Why am I not surprised?


I assure you there will be many more to come :)

On an other note, Sepultura is coming down to Bangalore ... Hope I can make it.





P.S. This is my 100th post. Yay!!!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

So long ...

Well, almost an year back, I started this blog ...

This is my 99th post ...

Whatever I want to write is becoming so dark, I cannot any more ...

So, my last post ...

Thanks for reading all my crap, now you don't have to ... anymore :)

Take care :)

So, one last copy, paste... "Send me an angel" (Youtube) from Scorpions


The wise man said just walk this way
To the dawn of the light
The wind will blow into your face
As the years pass you by
Hear this voice from deep inside
It's the call of your heart
Close your eyes and you will find
The passage out of the dark

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

The wise man said just find your place
In the eye of the storm
Seek the roses along the way
Just beware of the thorns

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

The wise man said just raise your hand
And reach out for the spell
Find the door to the promised land
Just believe in yourself
Hear this voice from deep inside
It's the call of your heart
Close your eyes and your will find
The way out of the dark

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star
Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star
Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

.........


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

I , ahem ahem, successfully changed the firmware of my cell!!!


Motorola Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys Rock!!!!!!!!!!!

Fingers crossed ...

'cause I am in the process of "Flashing" my cell!!!!

If everything turns out well, great!!!!

Else, 18,000 Rs will go down the drain :)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

B e a u tiful...


Well, I am back with Photos again ... Check these photos ...
My cellphone Camera is still impressive :)








Lemme know if you are interested in buying me a good digital SLR camera ...
Buy me this one

:)

Monday, September 17, 2007

This planet is not only yours, but

others too ...




I was dumb struck when I saw this ad by WWF in TV ... My (stupid) planet mates, please, please think for a moment.
You have no rights to kill this planet.

Yes, I am guilty too.

For,Do, While... all should have an 'exit'

People change.

We change.

I change.

What is 'me'?

How did the small, innocent boy become 'me'?

It's absurd, no meaning at all.

Thinking comes so natural to me, as well as stupidity.

The reason for existence narrows down, day by day.

Again comes the question, who am I? What makes 'me'?
What's meant by death? After death, 'me' won't be there any more?
Where does 'me' go? Missing? Just 'lost'?


Potential to find a reason to push, sinks again.

The list of unanswered questions gets bigger and bigger, the hope to find the answers, is diminishing.

The more I think, more silent I become. More silent I am, new questions rise. Vicious loop. Searching hard to find an 'exit' condition.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Cat is happy ...

...is all that matters.

The whole idea of you wanting the cat was to make you and cat happy.

Now you know that cat is happy without you, you start to think, that is all that matters.

You give up.

You are happy watching the cat, feel happy about cat being happy.


In the end, somebody got to be happy, this time it is cat.

You are happy, albeit sort of, and cat is happy...

That is, my friends, the end of cat story.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

He ran away ... Or did I kill him?

I just couldn't notice that he is not with me anymore. I took a long time to realize that.

He was always there, to make fun of me, to criticize me, to praise me. Very helpful.

He was very kiddish. Very funny, humble, innocent. He could talk to me in a way that nobody else could. No, not even you. Someone whom I trusted. 'Trust' very funny word. Isn't it?

He taught me to look at things from different perspective. He was strong. Very opinionated. Argumentative.

I can vaguely recall that I wasn't talking to him much. No, I didn't neglect him. Just that, things got little busy, and I didn't even realize it. My bad.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Cat said ...

It is happy!!!

You never thought it would be happy without you.
You thought cat was just fooling around ...

It said, "Take care, Bye Bye, See ya around" !!!

You are as good as dead :(

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I think ...

one of these days, the Gmail bookmark will shout "You have no new mails, loser" instead of opening my Gmail page ...
:(

Happy Independence day!!!!!!

I wonder which part of "Independence" is making people happy

....






Still thinking ...
No Clue :(

Monday, August 06, 2007

Life and Priorities

are haunting me now ...

I always assumed that there is something else for me in life ... in general ...

Something good...
Something better...

Never realized that the each minute I am spending, IS life. Nothing else.

Mild shock.
Pinch of reality.
Sense of regret.

Still in the state of confusion.

Oh ...

I have to start all over again.

Setting up the priorities ...

***

Monday, July 30, 2007

Love your neighbor ...

OR at least have their phone numbers.

It comes handy, if your roommate locks you in the house in morning and goes to work.
No, seriously.

***

Friday, July 27, 2007

But the Cat says ...

it wants to come back to you ...
Well, not exactly you, but to your home.

You don't believe it.

How can you?

You doubt it. You start showing no interest. You pretend that you are not interested.

Are you making a mistake?

Only cat knows.


p.s. : Previous rants on Cat : 1 2 3 and this post. Read in that order, if you care. Write what you think about it.

sheesh !!!!

0711_093501

Not bad for a cellphone camera....
No?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sigh ...


The Month, when you are running low on cash, always has 31 days ...
:(

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Oh No ...

Four slice of bread, few biscuits DO NOT make a breakfast :(
....

Monday, July 09, 2007

What's going on? I

Got a new toy to play around ...
Got a relatively new language to learn ...

Ahhhhh... where the hell my OOP coding skills went to???



Think I am gonna have a real good time :)

Gotta go now, gotta catch some sleep !!!!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Flickr Updated


I've clicked few more photos with my cell ...
Check My Flickr account ...

Here are couple of them :

One More:



***

Friday, June 15, 2007

Ahh... Movies

Lately I've been staying very late in office.
I'll go home at around 12-1 in the morning, then catch a movie in Zee Studio . ( I understand I have no life. You don't have to say it that loud :p )
 
Surprisingly, there were a lot of good movies!!!
 
OK let me first tell ya, my definition of good movie varies substantially from the general definition of "good movies".
 
I tend to like dark themed movies, mostly on death, troubled relationships, fear,war etc etc, AKA boring, You get the idea, right?
 
Here are few movies worth watching. Few of them are quite old movies and as I just observed, most of them won/nominated for Academy awards.
 
Disclaimer: These movies might disturb you very much. Watch at your own risk :)
 
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS : one hell of a movie, apparently inspired by a true story. Story of a young man who got caught in Turkey while trying to smuggle drug to US of A, then thrown in to Prison. Tag line says "Walk into the incredible true experience of Billy Hayes, and bring all the courage you can! ", which is pretty much true. You might actually cry. I didn't. Really.
 
The Squid and the Whale : Tag line of the movie - "Joint Custody Blows", so by now you know pretty much about the movie. Some scenes are very disturbing. Some great acting.
 
The Motorcycle Diaries : Story of Che Guevara . Most of the conversation was in Spanish, luckily movie had the subtitles. Simply put, Awesome!!!
 
The Killing Fields : Oh man, I was blown away. Story of Journalists who are in Cambodian war, their struggle to come back to their home country, and much more. You would probably feel happy for the "peace" that we have around us.
 
Okay, just one more.
 
K-PAX : Okay, the only movie that is on a lighter side. Kinda funny. This guy claims he is from a distant planet. This doctor tries to find what exactly went wrong with him. At one point of movie, I was literally cursing the doc for his questions. I was convinced that the guy is actually from a planet, far away!!!
 
That's it for now. If you can think of any other movies, in line with these kinda movies, let me know.
 
Oh I saw French Kiss. Again. I just love Meg Ryan in that movie. :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Road to ThoughtWorks ...

** Warning: This is a long post :) **
 
All I did was to drop my resume to work@thoughtworks.com.
 
How did I know there was on opening?
 
I found the ad for job here, thanks to Joel's Job portal. I have subscribed to that job portal, through Google Reader. (By the way, if you don't use Google Reader, shame on you :P, same goes if you don't read Joel).
 
I never really thought they would respond back. Though my profile almost suits their job description, I didn't have complete 2 years of experience (still don't have, I will complete 2 years in IT in other 3 days!!!! )
 
For another 10 days, nothing happened.
 
Then one fine morning at around 10 AM, while I was still in bed (Blame it on night shifts :p), HR from ThoughtWorks called up.
She asked if I am actually interested in ThoughtWorks, my area of expertise, my current/expected CTC etc.
 
And if I was okay with a telephonic interview on the same day.
 
Same day,at around lunch time, I had a telephonic technical interview.
 
Most of the questions revolved around my current project, Test Automation, Testing Tools, different applications I worked etc. ( I applied for Test Automation job)
 
Overall it was all good.
 
Same day evening HR called up, asking if I could come to ThoughtWorks office. I was more than happy to say Okay :) AND she forewarned me that it will be quite a long process.
 
I had a gap of 3 days, 3 days in which I used Google more than ever in my life!!!
 
I came to know a lot about ThoughtWorks, Interview process, ThoughtWorks blogs, their OpenSource stuff etc etc.
 
Then the D-Day !!!
 
There were totally 4 rounds. The famous written rounds (two) and couple of face-to-face interviews.
 
Written rounds were okay, but interviews were not that easy (My big Mouth!!!).
 
Though they made me feel comfortable, the sight of ThoughtWorks office itself was kinda shock to me !!!!!  (Check this photo of ThoughtWorks Bangalore office!!!!! )
 
Oh how I can forget to mention!!! Free yummy Lunch!!!
 
The next day, HR called again. I had made it through!!!
 
No, I still haven't started working there. I will be joining ThoughtWorks on July.
 
Couple of things about the interview:
It was mostly on the Test Automation frameworks, Choice of tools etc. It seems they just ask anybody available at that time to take interviews. I am not really sure, I might be totally wrong.
In one of the rounds, they asked if I had any questions. Boy!! I asked around 10-12 questions I guess!! Mostly on their contributions to OSS, agile/XP methods etc. They were more than happy to explain all that to me.
 
Okay, If you have an interview at ThoughtWorks tomorrow, and you are looking for some clues about the written rounds and interview, here is a link in Joel's discussion forum. Read completely, you will get an idea about the process.
 
Right now, I am all excited about joining ThoughtWorks. I hope I get to learn a lot of stuff.  A LOT.
 
********************************************
When I actually decided about job change, I had no idea about the kind of company I was looking for.
 
I wasn't keen joining any other service based company. Not that I have anything against them, I have enough experience in that line of software development till now. But, my current work experience was not helping much either to look for any product based company.
 
I am just plain lucky that ThoughtWorks posted their ad in Joel's India Job Portal.
I am just plain lucky that I use Google Reader and subscribe to that portal.
I am just plain lucky that, that day I read that ad, instead of clicking on "mark all as read"
I am just plain lucky that I have a sensible Resume. Thanks to you Mart!!!
 
Hopefully, the Doc at the hospital where I need to go through a medical test, doesn't reject me saying I am anaemic !!!!!!!!!!
 
********************************************
 

Monday, June 11, 2007

But that Cat ...

You can't stop thinking about it, can Ya?
 
You somehow manage to ignore the cat and live with the notion that, cat will never be yours.
Then, Voila, Cat starts giving those looks which say "you are ignoring me, aren't ya?"
 
It tells you that it comes to you all time.
 
You can not argue with it that it came only for milk, never because you.
 
Then YOU say "sorry"...
 
Poor you ...
 
 
 

Monday, June 04, 2007

Trying

to blog from my cellphone...


AND it sucks ... :(

Friday, May 25, 2007

ThoughtWorks!!!

Some exciting news !!!
I will be joining ThoughtWorks!!!
More details later :)

Monday, May 21, 2007

But the cat is ...

cunning.

It will come to you if it can't find food anywhere else.
After all, it's a cat.

But you already know, it's with you only for food, nothing else.

YOU are not the interest here, food is.

sigh.

***
Pervious post on Cat ...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tee Hee

Did you read this {TOI} ??
 
I am so happy, it's high time these big spenders thought about other sports than cricket...
 
 

Monday, May 14, 2007

Take it from me ...

For all the self-proclaimed programmers, who are in a non-programming job and hoping/trying to find a programming job, try to write a program at least once in a while. Believe me, if you don't, you would have probably completely forgot to write a program.

I learnt it now, hard way :(

Sunday, May 13, 2007

There is


a thing in my pocket, I can take photos from it ...
Here are couple of them ...


A mug full of caffein

Evening Sun


All images are mine, mine all mine ... ( Daffy Duck style :p )

All thoroughly edited using Picasa :-)

***

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Text based search ...

Well, I know that there are very few readers for my blog. ( no complaints :p )

I saw sudden increase in the traffic to this blog in last couple of days.

Apparently, if you search the lyrics or song for Blaaze's new song (ban the crooked police) or lyrics for that, one of my previous post "ban the crooked police" comes on top 2nd or 3rd link in Google. ( no complaints :p )

I have this link in this blog that says "Songs & Lyrics".

So Google picks up these text and my blog tops in that particular search. But there is no lyrics for that song, here, in my blog.

That, my friends, is exactly what is wrong with text based search.

People around you ...

belong to one of these categories ...

"I am stupid, don't ask any questions please"

"I am a jerk, big one that is. Talk to me, I will prove it"

"I am a Goobe. I can talk in English, in management terms that is"

"I am PHB. Period"

"Oh six o'Clock. I am going home"

"I am Good for nothing. "
 
***

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

ban the crooked police ...

Here is a great song!!!

You gotta listen.

I've never been the fan of Police of this part of the world anyway.




Here is a link from Mid-Day, in case if you want to know more ...


Update: Check the comments, somebody was kind enough to write the whole lyrics :-)
Another Update: Check the comments, somebody was kind enough to put a download link as well !!

***

Monday, April 30, 2007

Ignore the cat ...



Will it comeback to you?

It doesn't have to. IT has the choice. Not YOU.

But you are so weak-kneed, you can not ignore it anymore. You will start going behind it.

But cat keeps ignoring you. It has the choice, you see.

You lost.

Why does it ignore you anyway? You are all goody-goody person after all.

Only cat knows.

***
Cute cat above is stolen from here

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

But It Rained ...

How long can I ignore my Copy+Paste ability??
So here goes another post with the lyrics of a song.
But It Rained is a song by Indian Rock Band "Parikrama" .
If you haven't heard them yet, go ahead, visit their site. Most of the songs are available for download. Free. Ya ya you heard me. Free. :P
*
Lyrics:
Wrapped in a polythene tucked away safe in my mind
A little goodbye maybe or just a passing smile
The birds fly away to the southern sky searching a home
A bunch of paper flowers or a little boy left all alone
Can somebody hear me I'm screaming from so far away
Morning who will calm you now, the evening is eclipsed again

Well does life get any better
More yesterday than today
How I thought the sun would shine tomorrow
But it rained . . .

They justified the cause for which Daddy might give up his life
It's been so long, so long a time, still I miss Daddy at night
The ache is long gone but the never keeps staring along
The waters in the seas are high
and all the sand castles have drowned

Well does life get any better
More yesterday than today
How I thought the sun would shine tomorrow
But it rained . . .
***

Unconditional Love ...

Oh Crap, can't beleive believe I am writing this stuff :P

Well, while doing the VisualDNA thing ( Previous post ) , I came across this stage where I had to choose the picture that represents "My Love" in the available list.

Boy, didn't that take a lot of time!!!!

For me, Love doesn't exist. Just dependencies do. ( one of my dear friend called me "hopelessly unromantic" for this theory of mine :P )

Well, before you shout "But Of Course There Are Obvious Exceptions", for anything that seems "Unconditional Love", I would say, that's an Extreme case of Dependency.

But one type of love, motherly love, mostly in the case of animals, birds, still doen't fit into my theory.

Is it something to do with "continuation of generation... blah blah"?

If yes, then my theory is complete!!! *Loud applaud*

Oh yes, I am still searching for my dependency ... *Grin* Hope to meet accidently. Oh that's another theory. I will write about that some time later ...

By the way if you are interested in my one more theory, here it is.

***

My VIsual DNA ...


***

Monday, April 16, 2007

My New phone!!

Atlast!!!
This Cute mobile is mine *big grin*


I'm still getting used "No KeyPad" :-(


Here are couple of snaps I took... There wasn't much light when I took the snap... But, there is always Picasa to help me out :-)




After chopping Off my legs and brightening the picture with little colour optimization ....


Voila!!!!



Not bad haaan?

***

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I am back

to one of those moods again ...
 
I just want to sit and watch. Don't do any thing that's worth doing. Waste the time.
Like the still water. Waiting for a stone to start the ripples.
 
 
I like to call it, "self-imposed depression", comes atleast once in every 3-4 months. It kills all my strength.
 
Talking is such a waste, people. Do not talk. Keep quiet.
 
Do one thing right now. Stop whaterver you are doing. Just sit and watch.
 
The whole world moves. Like a movie. It moves without you. People run around, talk, shout, scream,honk.
Every thing goes as usual. Without you.
 
Then you say 'hi' to the person next to you. There you go, you've become a part of that world. Again. Bizarre.
 
Mind is such a powerful thing. It makes, it breaks. Anything. Everything. Thinking is so addictive. Once you start thinking, there is no coming back. You are addicted. These days, I am taking a trip every other minute.
 
I need a break. Again.
Oh no, not again.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Answer for "Will you marry me?"

A spectator asks Steffi, while she was getting ready to serve ... "Steffi, will you marry me?"

And the answer !!!



And What an answer!!!!!!!!!

I found this from OuchMyToe
***

Funny ...

"I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy."
-Tom Clancy

"You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither."
-Steve Martin

"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL."
-Lynn Lavner

"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."
-George Burns

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."
-Jack Nicholson

"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."
-Robin Williams
 

Stolen from here
 
***

Saturday, March 24, 2007

whining ..

That's what you do if you stay at office till late night very late night.

AND that is what is coming up in the next couple of paragraphs. Don't tell me later that I haven't warned you.

Irresponsibility: that is what makes me feel sick. These stupid incompetent people around you make YOU feel stupid. I mean, it's not 9-6 job anymore. You gotta make sure things will happen properly. That is your responsibilty. if you cannot understand it, leave the freaking job. Heck

And I, feel so stupid. I should be playing around with if, for, while, struct, union, class, objects...
What the hell I am doing???

You know, I feel so scared to explore new things, this fear of failure, that is what keeps me here, doing nothing.

I should change.

But I am so content thinking about the change, rather than bringing the change

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Gossips ...

Don't you love those "Don't_Tell_Anybody_I_Am_Telling_Only_To_You" stuff ...?
 
I adore them !!!
 
That too when everybody knows it and everybody pretend that they don't at all  :-)
 
 
***

Monday, March 19, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Well, whatever ..

Read this piece somewhere ... don't remember exactly from where:
 

One of the major problems with life is that people have to live it. We are all traveling in a boat in the river called time. We are taught by our parents to build a boat. Then we travel to places, meet other people who are traveling in the same river. Sometimes we make friends with them and most of the times, we just mind our own business and row our boat. We all get tired at some point of time rowing all alone and then we decide we wanted some help. We wanted motivation to go ahead in life…

That is a funny word, motivation… We all need motivation to live… :) Like the journey of life itself is not motivating enough. We all forget the bigger picture so easily… We all are here for a reason we all loose the reason in the reasons that the world pours on us from the birth. Reasons why boy's should not cry, why girls should not climb trees, why we should not play, why we should learn, why we should marry someone our parents picks for us and so on… From birth to death, one listens to nothing but reasons of the world.

Time is a never ending river. I started at one point in life and I reached here. I will be going some place else and then one day I'd leave this world. I at times get upset cause I feel I never achieved anything in life. I am not using my life correctly. Deep inside if you ask yourself, your heart may also say the same thing…

Gift...

Since Blogger is blocked in my PC, I won't be able to blog.
 
Actually, you can gift me a broadband internet connection, then I can resume my blogging :-)
 
Oh, one more problem. You might need to gift me a laptop as well. My PC back home is FUBAR  {Wiki} . So, go ahead, buy one nice laptop for me :-)
 
 
Thank you  :P

Friday, March 09, 2007

Whaterver ...

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." ~ Henri Nouwen [Wiki]

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

He He

I saw this quote in Imdb.com :
 
Man is born crying. When he has cried enough, he dies.
 
made me laugh :-)

i know ...

One day I would regret that ..
i did not count the stars in the sky on a cloudless night ...

i did not hear the sound of waves of open sea ...

i did not smell the aroma of the mud from the first rain ...

i did not see the sparkle of the dew in the early morning ...

i did not run till i drop on my knees, gasping for breath ...

i did not catch cold, after getting drenched in the heavy mansoon rains ...


One day I would regret that ... that i never did what i wanted to ...

One day I would regret that ... that i never told what i wanted to ...

Monday, March 05, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Everyday Story...

The Fray
.
Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

R.I.P.

My Specs, my pyare specs, died in an unfortunate accident today.

It was aprroximately 1 year old.


It was rimless, scratchless and spotless.

Well, very tragic death, I must say. A car ran over it. Instant death.

My dear old (dead) specs, though a new shiny another specs will replace you, I just want to say, I loved you. Very Much.

Sigh...


Monday, February 19, 2007

Calvin and Hobbes!!!!!!

Ok, I finally managed to find any required strip of Calvin and Hobbes!!!!

I am a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan. I wrote about them first
here ...

Ok ok, enough of advertisement :p

I made use of two search engines, exclusively for CnH.

First, I find the text of a CnH strip here by giving the date of publication.

Then, I get some unique text out of it, and search for them Here...

Cooooooooooool Haaan?

Here is a series, in which Calvin and Hobbes... ok ok you read it. :)


































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Note the strip, in which Calvin picks a candy bar wrapper ...
PS: Click on the images to get better readability...
PPS: If you have better search engines for CnH, pls let me know.
PPPS: ok ok there is no PPPS, but it looks good. Right?
PPPPS: same reason as above :p
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Planes .. Planes!!!!!

Atlast some excitement in life !!!!!!

I had been to
Aero India 2007 last Saturday!!!

Just one word , Fantastic !!!

It was my first ever Aero Show. I loved it!!! I loved it!!! I loved it!!! I loved it!!! I loved it!!!


First let me tell ya, I've never been in an aeroplane, never saw them from such close range :p
My closest encounter with planes is the flight simulator computer game, where, ahem ahem, I maneuvered F-16s and Shot down the enemy planes!!!

Show started at 11 AM. But we could reach
there only at around 12.
I think we didn't miss much. But there was heavy crowd.So I just avoided all the exhibitions :-(

Anyways, at 3 PM, the much awaited air displays started!!.


There were all kind of planes, from small charter planes to helicopters, from Fighter jets to huge, mighty planes.

My first expression when I saw them parked (??), "Does these things really fly??" :-)

Yes, they did and how!!!!



There was
Mirage-2000



Finally, our own colorfull Surya Kirans!!!



But, it was Sukhoi , which stole the show. ** Loved It **




More than the view of these monster planes, I loved thier Roar as they took-off and flew right above us!!

Just amazing.